Dalhousie buildings to reopen Tuesday after chemical spill

The Chemistry building and Macdonald Building at Dalhousie University in Halifax were evacuated on Monday afternoon after chemicals were spilled. The school buildings will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Chemicals were spilled while being moved from one room to another, according to Halifax fire department

Halifax Regional Fire crews responded to a chemical spill on Dalhousie's Studley campus on Monday. (CBC)

Dalhousie University will reopen its Chemistry and Macdonald buildings at 7 a.m. Tuesday after both were shut down Monday following a chemical spill.

Halifax Regional Fire and hazmat teams responded to the scene at a chemical storage building after five different chemicals spilled while being moved from one room to another.

The Chemistry building, the Macdonald Building and the tunnel into the Killam Library were evacuated.

One person was injured in a slip and fall and was taken to hospital with minor injuries, said Mike Blackburn, division commander for Halifax Regional Fire. The injured person was a bystander, he said.

No one involved in moving the chemicals was injured.

Firefighters have not determined what chemicals were spilled, said Blackburn. 

At 7:45 p.m., Dalhousie tweeted the injured bystander was released from hospital and is fine.

Five chemicals were spilled in a storage building. (Robert Short/CBC)

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